Middle school students from across the metro worked on improving their leadership skills during a retreat Saturday put together by the nonprofit Launch Leadership.
The students played games and took part in activities and exercises at Nathan Hale Middle School in Omaha to learn personal, interpersonal and group leadership styles.
“I really like it because you get to learn things in a different way than you would in the classroom and you get to learn by doing activities,” said seventh-grader Ana Reiff.
“I think it's great, I think it's teaching people better leadership skills and how to handle situations where you need to take charge,” said fifth-grader Hayden Stessman.
“It helps them become more independent, it helps them feel confident in themselves and then they can take that back to their schools,” said Launch Leadership’s Amye Aggen.